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PT 500 – Ministry of the Word in Worship – 3 Credit Hrs

An in-depth introduction to the nature of the Christian ministry, the nature of the call to the ministry, and the requisite gifts and graces for the Christian minister.

It also addresses the centrality of the ministry of the word, the biblical and Reformed doctrine of the regulative principle of worship, as well as a wide-range of subjects related to Pastoral Theology from a Reformed Baptist perspective. It replaces Ministry of the Word in Worship from WTSC and is taken the fall semester of the first year.

ST 600 – Distinctives of Reformed Baptist Theology – 4 Credit Hrs

This course presents the distinctives of Reformed Baptist theology and practice by addressing the following subjects: the role of special revelation in the life of the church, hermeneutics, covenant theology, theology of children, issues of Law-Gospel in evangelism and sanctification, the place of the sacraments, and issues of Christian freedom and liberty.

It replaces Ministry of Discipleship and 2 credits of Ministry of Witness from WTSC and is taken the fall semester of the second year.

ST 703 – Doctrine of the Church – 3 Credit Hrs

A detailed study of biblical ecclesiology, covering such subjects as the nature, purpose, and centrality of the church; the structure and function of a church; the sacraments of the church; church discipline; associations, missions, and cooperative efforts.

It replaces Doctrine of the Church from WTSC and is taken the spring semester of the third year.

CH 535 – Baptist Symbolics – 4 Credit Hrs

A detailed examination of the history, language, and theology of the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 in order to understand its historical setting and its theological relevance to the present.

Historical comparisons will be made to the Westminster and Savoy Confessions. Other Baptist confessions will be considered as they relate to this document. It transfers in to WTSC as an elective and is offered alternate years during the winter term.

CH 604 – Baptist History – 3 Credit Hrs

A surveys of the history of various Baptist groups from the time of the Reformation to the present. Special attention is given to the rise of the modern Reformed Baptist movement.

It will also consider baptism in the early church and during the medieval period. It transfers in to WTSC as an elective and is offered in alternate years during the winter term.